Celery Juice Is Having a Wellness Moment—but Is It Actually Good for You?

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It’s 2018: Putting kale in your smoothie is old news. But there’s another green drink making waves in the wellness world. Yep, celery is the new juice du jour. (What? It’s not just a garnish for your Bloody Mary?)

Maybe you’ve seen celery juice on your Instagram feed (#detox), or you’ve heard Busy Philipps is a fan. Devotees say it’s cleared their skin, improved their digestion and powered them through workouts. But is it actually good for you?

While celery hasn’t gotten as much attention as, say, the avocado, it has its own set of health benefits. According to a a recent study in Critical Reviews in Biotechnology, “Celery extracts possess various medicinal properties, such as antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and lowering blood glucose and serum lipid levels.” It’s also low-calorie and high in fiber, folate, vitamin K, calcium and potassium. What we’re saying is, it might be worth a try.

Making it at home will require a juicer…but we’ve also seen it conveniently bottled at the grocery store. If you do go the DIY route, try adding citrus (like lemon or lime) to cut the bitterness (hey, it is celery) without adding sugar. Busy would be so proud.


Senior Food Editor

Katherine Gillen is PureWow’s senior food editor. She’s a writer, recipe developer and food stylist with a degree in culinary arts and professional experience in New York City...